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Tie Down Engineering appoints two VPs

ATLANTA – Tie Down Engineering, Inc. recently made two changes to its executive team, the company said in a statement yesterday. The engineering firm has promoted Shirley Davenport to executive vice president. She was previously vice president of sales, marine aftermarket. She has been with Tie Down for 21 years. Frank Amodeo, formerly with Orion Safety Products, joined the Tie ...

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Three marine specialists join AVALA

ST. LOUIS – The AVALA Marketing Group, a research and marketing firm in the recreation industry, is expanding its strategic services with three marine marketing specialists, the company said in press release earlier this month. Miranda Phelps, a five-year marine industry veteran, came to AVALA as project manager and was recently promoted to interactive sales specialist. Prior to joining AVALA, ...

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SeaArk promotes four

MONTICELLO, Ark. – SeaArk Marine, Inc. has promoted four of its team members, the company announced. Marcus Junior has been named paint department supervisor. His association with SeaArk began in July 1999 in the company’s welding department as a fitter. He was transferred to the paint shop in 2002 where he was promoted to assistant team leader in July 2005 ...

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AMTECH expands its field training

CANTON, Ga. – The Marine Career Training Institute of North America (MCTINA), will be expanding its field training to 18 different locations, the Association of Marine Technician’s education division reported in a recent statement. In addition to the field training dates it has established, MCTINA will also be conducting nine technical workshops at AMTECH’s National Marine Service Expo trade show ...

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Regal Marine’s new hire to focus on dealer acquisition

ORLANDO, Fla. – Regal Marine Industries has added 22-year marine industry sales veteran Richard Breeden to its sales team, it reported in a recent statement. Breeden will manage Regal’s new dealer recruitment program, launched this year to focus on open market areas. “Richard has been a high performer in marine sales for over two decades,” said Duffy Stenger, Regal’s vice ...

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USA Water Ski names new executive director

POLK CITY, Fla. – USA Water Ski has named Steve Locke as the organization’s new executive director, it reported in a recent statement. Locke brings more than 20 years of executive management experience to the national governing body of organized water skiing. He will begin his new position at USA Water Ski headquarters in early November. “We are all very ...

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Sailfish hires former Genmar executive

CAIRO, Ga. – Bob Troutman, former Genmar VP of Sales & Marketing for Seaswirl Boats, has been named the western regional sales manager for Sailfish Boats, the company reported in a recent statement. Troutman will frontier the all new lineup of Sailfish Boats ranging from 21 feet to 32 feet in length, in the West Coast market, according to the ...

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Malibu names new sales manager

MERCED, Calif. – Scott Davenport has been named sales manager for the South Central U.S. for Malibu Boats, the company reported in a recent statement. Davenport got his water sports industry start in the Malibu Boats Quality Control Department in 1999, according to the boat builder, and his communication skills and sales excellence have now earned him a spot on ...

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Digital Antenna hires new national sales manager

SUNRISE, Fla. – Digital Antenna Inc., an antenna and cellular communication technology manufacturer, has appointed Gary Berger to national sales manager, the company said in a press release yesterday. Berger will provide direction to the company’s regional sales representatives and will focus on expanding distribution channels and accounts in marine and land-based markets. Berger will work closely with the factory ...

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New vice president named at Fairline Boats of North America

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fairline Boats has named Brendan Cunningham as vice president of sales at its U.S. subsidiary company, Fairline Boats of North America, the company said in a statement Oct. 9. Cunningham has extensive sales experience and joins the Fort Lauderdale-based company from Boston Whaler, where he was regional sales manager for five years. Prior to that, Cunningham ...

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